Vinod Khosla

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Vinod Khosla

Name: Vinod Khosla

Born: January 28, 1955

Computer-related contributions

  • American businessman and billionaire.
  • Co-founders of Sun Microsystems, the company that created Java programming language and NFS (network file system).
  • First chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems from 1982 to 1984, when he left the company to become a venture capitalist.

Significant publications

  • Starting Up in High Gear: An Interview with Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla (2009).
  • Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization 4:4 (2009).

Honors and awards

  • Finalist for the World Technology Award (1999).


"Electric cars are coal-powered cars. Their carbon emissions can be worse than gasoline-powered cars."